6 people, 6 different genders and sexualities, in approximately one hour: You do the math.
After gay marriage was legalized in the United States and Caitlyn Jenner was named Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year, The VirginMotherWhore Project poses the question: “What is sex and why does it matter?” The Sex Show is a devised theatre performance that explores and embodies the many facets of gender and sexuality. Through monologues, songs, poems, and movement pieces, this original work digs deep into its performers’ hearts and souls to comment on the role of gender and sexuality in society today.
Friday + Saturday, February 5 + 6 @ 8.30pm
$20 general admission / $15 members, students, seniors
Lesley Asistio (Impresario of The VirginMotherWhore Project) has been creating and producing theatre for the past 10 years. She specializes in acting, directing, playwriting, solo performance, and teaching. She graduated from Cal State L.A. with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts & Dance and a master’s degree in Theatre for Women of Color. She is currently touring her one-woman-show Be: Jesus + Drugs = Beauty at fringe and solo festivals around the United States. She is a proud member of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights and the Company of Angels Playwrights Group. For more information, please visit www.thevmwproject.weebly.com
Gabriel Garcia recently moved to Los Angeles. This summer he completed a year long tour with Cornerstone Theater Company’s California: The Tempest. He traveled all across the state sharing and celebrating the stories of 10 diverse communities in California. Before that, he was touring across the upper-Midwest with a children’s touring company, CLIMB Theater. He has worked with Actor’s Theater of Louisville and earned his degree in Theatre from Cal State Bakersfield.
Sarnica Lim graduated with a bachelor’s in Theatre Arts & Dance at Cal State L.A. in 2010. Informed by Mary Overlie’s Viewpoints, Sarnica explored space, time, and relationship with the site-specific work of Opera del Espacio under the direction of Tanya Kane-Parry. Sarnica worked with the late interdisciplinary artist Rachel Rosenthal in TOHUBOHU! Extreme Total Theatre Ensemble as an ensemble performer improvising in collaboration pieces. She also enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering in skits through Celebrate Recovery and children’s ministries.
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Rich Yap is an actor, writer, and director. His directorial debut Woof was an official selection at notable festivals including Outfest, Inside Out Toronto, Fusion, Reeling, aGLIFF, Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, and Melbourne Queer Film Festival. His experimental short art film Sub/Verse has screened at Adonis Project LA and Queer Biennial I: Miami Basel. He is currently developing another short film and writing a feature, while in postproduction on his next short XVWE. Rich performed in Go-Go Opera last July in New York City.